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Film Review: RoadKill (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Six young friends on a road trip in Ireland run afoul of gypsies who curse them for accidentally running down an old woman. The curse takes the form of a terrifying flying beast that tries killing them all. REVIEW: Directed by Johannes Roberts Written by Rick Suvalle Starring: Kacey Barnfield, Stephen Rea, Eliza Bennett Best line: “Ok, I don’t …

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Film Review: Dead Alive (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. REVIEW: Peter Jackson may be recognized for his mega opus “Lord of the Rings”, but it’s his early roots that most horror fans still remember well. Looking back …

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Film Review: Panic Button (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website – All2gethr.com. As they board the private jet, they are asked to relinquish their mobile phones and take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they are …

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Film Review: Episode 50 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Focuses on two television crews of paranormal experts: one team of skeptics looking to de-bunk myths about ghosts and another consisting of believers looking to prove their existence. Teaming up for the first time for a special episode, the crews get more then they bargained for when they actually make contact with a spirit of tremendous power and must …

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Film Review: Creepshow (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father’s Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up …

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Film Review: Vampires, Mummies And Monsters Collection

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SYNOPSIS: Vampires, Mummies And Monsters Collection: Lady Frankenstein, Time Walker, The Velvet Vampire, Grotesque In The Velvet Vampire, a couple accepts an invitation from the mysterious Diane LeFanu to visit her in her secluded desert estate. Unaware that Diane is actually a centuries-old vampire, the couple soon realize that they are both the objects of her seduction and cravings.

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Film Review: Zontar The Thing From Venus (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: “A misguided scientist enables an alien from Venus named Zontar to come to earth in order to help solve man’s problems. However, Zontar has other ideas, like disabling the power supply of the entire world and taking possession of important officials with mind control devices.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I wish to discuss a well-intentioned scientist who brings …

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Film Review: Phantom From Space (1953)

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SYNOPSIS: “An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while being pursued by government authorities.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Some of my more seasoned readers should remember director Billy Wilder as a filmmaker whose incredible career spanned more …

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Film Review: The Fog (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “One hundred years ago, on April 21st, the wealthy leper Blake bought the vessel Elizabeth Dane and moved with his friend from a leper colony to California to build a town for them to live with more comfort. However, while crossing a fog in Spivey Point, they were misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the vessel …

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Film Review: Godfather of Gore: The Herschell Gordon Lewis Documentary (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore. Featuring interviews with cast, crew, and critics such as director John Waters, drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs, and Herschell Gordon Lewis himself, The Godfather of Gore traces Lewis’ start in the innocent bare-naked …

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